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Health Education Faculty and Staff

Health Education Full-time Faculty

Magdalena Avila
Associate Professor

Office: Johnson Center 112C
Telephone: 505-277-8175
Email: avilam@unm.edu
Education: Dr.PH., University of California, Berkeley
Courses: Multicultural health education; advanced community health education; health behavior theory
Research: Social determinants of health, community based participatory research (CBPR) applications and vulnerable populations, health disparities, ethics and advocacy.

Lorenda Belone
Assistant Professor
Office: Johnson Center 112B
Telephone: 505-277-8175
Email: Ljoe@salud.unm.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Courses: Research design, epidemiology, community health, community-based participatory research
Research: Community based participatory approach to research with Native American communities in the southwest, focusing on the role of health communication strategies for translational research that involves the community as participants in a two-way mutual learning situation to improve community health.

Elias Duryea
Professor
Office: Johnson Center 112D
Telephone: 505-277-8187
Email: duryea@unm.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Courses: Epidemiology; measurement & evaluation; research design.
Research: Sexual numeracy skills in college students; nonverbal peer pressure dynamics; rethinking "p < .05" in health behavior research.

Christina Perry
Health Education Program Coordinator
Associate Professor
Office: Johnson Center 1161
Telephone: 505-277-1983
Email: cperry2@unm.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Courses: Health behavior theory; program planning and evaluation; graduate field work; grant writing and project management.
Research interests: Designing and evaluating theory-based health education/promotion interventions and assessment frameworks. Work has been applied to the physical activity and eating behavior, food safety, spit tobacco, and college binge drinking. 

Elba Saavedra
Lecturer III

Office: Johnson Center 162C
Telephone: 277-3243
Email: elsaave@unm.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Courses: Undergraduate fieldwork; health care and patient advocacy; multicultural health education
Research: Cancer control & prevention research in ethnic women

Health Education Part-time Instructors

Angelica Boyle, M.S
Office: Johnson Center
Email: akozicki@unm.edu
Education: M.S., Health Education

Doris Fields, PhD
Office: Johnson Center 1150
Email: dafields@unm.edu
Education: PhD., University of New Mexico
Courses: Death and Dying, Stress Management 

Megan Merchant, M.S.
Office: Johnson Center
Email: mamerch@unm.edu
Education: M.S., Health Education

Staley Seidler, M.S.
Office: Johnson Center 112A
Telephone: 277-1355
Email: staleyseidler@unm.edu
Education: M.S. Health Education
Courses: Standard First Aid/Lab

Staff

Administrative Assistant for Graduate Programs:

Margie Chavez
Administrative Assistant for Graduate Prorams

Email: mac9@unm.edu
Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences
MSC 04 2610, Johnson Center 1150
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Office: 505.277.5151
Fax: 505.277.6227

Undergraduate student records coordinator and general questions:

Margie Chavez
Administrative Assistant

Email: mac9@unm.edu
Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences
MSC 04 2610, Johnson Center 1150
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Office: 505.277.5151
Fax: 505.277.6227